Kenny Hill threw for 206 yards and four touchdowns in about 2 1/2 quarters Saturday night as Texas Christian polished off its FCS cupcake with no worries, blanking Jackson State 63-0 at Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas.
Hill wasted little time padding his stats, hitting Kenedy Snell and Emanuel Porter with 13- and 4-yard touchdown passes, respectively, for a 14-0 lead before the game was 10 minutes old. KaVontae Turpin made it 21-0 with 1:35 left in the first quarter with a 39-yard scoring run.
The defense joined the fun with the first of its two touchdowns with 7:24 left in the second quarter. Ridwan Issahaku picked off a Jarrad Hayes pass and returned it 53 yards for a 28-0 advantage.
Hill connected with Desmon White on a 13-yard scoring strike with 2:13 left in the half to make it 35-0, then bowed out on a 37-yard touchdown pass to White with 10:20 remaining in the third quarter. Hill completed 18 of 23 passes and threw an interception.
Backup quarterback Shawn Robinson’s second collegiate pass was turned into a 56-yard scoring strike to TreVontae Hights as he whizzed down the middle and outraced defenders into the end zone with 6:15 left in the third quarter.
Another defensive touchdown 92 seconds later made it 56-0. Arico Evans recovered the fumble of Quitten Brown and weaved 32 yards around Jackson State offensive players.
Robinson finished the scoring with 6:15 left in the game on a 10-yard scoring strike to Dylan Thomas.
The stats were as one-sided as the final score. The Horned Frogs outgained the Tigers 542-65, amassing 26 first downs to the Tigers’ six. A total of 14 receivers caught at least one pass for TCU, which also used nine different ball carriers.
Brent Lyles completed 5 of 9 passes for 40 yards for Jackson State, which employed four quarterbacks.